New title: ‘Storm Watch’
From the No. 1 bestselling author Kristina Ohlsson comes Storm Watch, the first installment in a new crime series set on the Swedish west coast. Mystery and atmosphere combine as the salty sea winds greet a newcomer to the community: August Strindberg.
August arrives in Hovenäset on the very same night that a local teacher, Agnes, disappears. August has just left a lucrative career in finance, and the big city, behind him. All for the sake of realizing his long-held dream: to open an antiques store. Finally he’ll get to do what he’s always loved, and in a place he’s longed to return to.
But the idyllic little community of Hovenäset has been shaken to its core by the disappearance of one of its most loved members. The police, with the empathetic and driven Maria Martinsson at the fore, search for her day and night. But as the days stack up, the hope of finding Agnes alive dwindles. What really happened to her? And why can’t August shake the uncomfortable feeling that he holds the key to solving the mystery?
“[The novel] is brilliantly told in a light, almost feelgood-esque tone, despite the difficult relations and old secrets that it deals with. Storm Watch is of course nominated for the Swedish Crime Novel of the Year award.”
Dagens Nyheter, Sweden